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Seminole State will no longer offer the Nursing Assistant Program as of July 2014. Students who have these program plans are encouraged to visit with the career program advisors to determine other programs that meet their educational goals. The career program advisors can be reached at:

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help maintain a safe, clean environment for residents in healthcare facilities, such as nursing homes and adult day health centers. Since the nursing assistants have extensive daily contact with their clients, they are key in providing vital information on their condition and progress to the nursing and medical staff.

Nursing assistants' primary job responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with activities of daily living, to ensure the comfort, safety and health of patients (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, feeding, exercising, etc.).
  • Taking basic measurements of vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure, etc.).
  • Answering call bells or lights; escorting patients; making beds and maintaining personal belongings; configuring equipment; documenting residents' needs and progress, etc.

What is a Home Health Aide?

Nurse AssistantMany clients with long-term or life-threatening illnesses want to maintain their independent lifestyle by staying in their homes rather than residing in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility. Home health aides provide care to clients in private residences or residential care facilities by:

  • Helping the client maintain activities of daily living
  • Assisting with the client`s personal hygiene
  • Managing the client`s household
  • Preparing meals and providing light housekeeping services

Most home health aides work with elderly, convalescent or disabled persons who need more extensive care than the family or friends can provide.

The duties of nursing assistants and home health aides do not end with the physical needs of their clients. These are jobs that require compassion and a desire to make people feel comfortable and happy.

Seminole State will no longer offer the Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Patient Care Technician, Basic Healthcare Worker and Phlebotomy programs as of July 2014. Students who have these program plans are encouraged to visit with the career program advisors to determine other programs that meet their educational goals. The career program advisors can be reached at:

·        Luisa Mejia          407.404.6149       mejial@seminolestate.edu

·        Margo Weaver     407.404.6149       weaverm@seminolestate.edu

Natalie Clark        407.708.2669       clarkn@seminolestate.edu

Want more info? Contact us.

Nursing Department
407.404.6006
Fax: 407.404.6201
Altamonte Springs Room ALT-108

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